Saturday, July 15, 2017

POBRESA Y BELLEZA/POVERTY AND BEAUTY



NUBES VISTOS EN CENTRO

The whitest, fluffiest cumulus clouds often blossom over the bay in the mornings. Later in the day, warm water in the bay attracts more clouds, which merge to make a great, grey blanket over town.  If we are fortunate, breezes begin to blow,  and rumbles of thunder and night rains follow. Temperatures hover in the high 80's or low 90's with humidity in the 70's. Surface temperature of the water in the bay is 83 degrees farenheit,  and yet the water remains incredibly clear. Fans, AC, and swims in rivers, pools, bay and ocean bring relief.  After being in the water for hours in Banderas Bay, it feels quite unnatural to be back on land.


For swims and snorkeling - this gorgeous cove with transparent green-blue water and ringed with white-blossomed plumeria trees, is where one can also see and hear small, green parrots celebrating the day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiSDAtOps5Y&feature=youtu.be   
UN HERMOSA ENSENADA - FAVORITE SWIMMING AND SNORKELING COVE 

CLOUDS GATHERING AT FAVORITE BEACH / NUBES LLEGANDO EN MI PLAYA FAVORITA

COLONIA SANTO DOMINGO IN IXTAPA:  To arrive as easily as possible at a clinic, I ask weekly volunteer, Frank Ohly, to send me directions.  On Wednesday, he told me he had made arrangements to follow Dr.Poli and couldn't possibly tell me how he had arrived that day.  So at 7:30 AM on Thursday, fifteen-year old Ian Duncanson and I drove to a designated meeting place close to city hall, where Dr.Poli, Dr. Pacheco and Leslie were waiting in a van and Frank was standing next to his motorcycle. From there, we zigzagged our way through colonias and green countryside to the eastern-most section of the large municipality of Ixtapa. The las palmas two-lane road  to the picturesque old mining town of San Sebastián in the foothills of the Sierra Madres passes Ixtapa, about a 45-minute drive north from centro Vallarta. Ixtapa is a large municipality of Puerto Vallarta.  and home to about twenty neighborhoods.  
SANTO DOMINGO, IXTAPA


The neighborhood of Santo Domingo in Ixtapa is pressed up against the very green, hilly jungle covered with palms, banana trees and a variety of non-flowering trees. With infrastructure, it could be a lush place for living.  Although no trash is strewn about, there is raw sewage running in the dirt roads.  Poverty is visible in many homes -  sheets as front doors and dirt floors.

PERROS DE LA MISMA DUEÑA SIEMPRE AMARRADOS - TWO DOGS BELONGING TO SAME OWNER - ALWAYS CHAINED.  IXTAPA
Even in the countryside, dogs can be seen chained up and used almost exclusively for guarding a home.  One of the owners told me her two dogs are always chained.  I gave the very pleasant, middle-aged woman PEACEAnimals leashes and suggested that animals, like people, might enjoy a walk and some exercise.   
SANTO DOMING, IXTAPA
Around the corner from the clinic, a small, worn-looking woman, probably only in her early forties, called out "hi" to me.  Her English, spoken slowly, was good and she asked if I lived nearby.  She told me her name was Laura and that she had lived in Los Angeles for six years.  After chatting a bit, she invited me in to her home to meet her four daughters. A wheelchair rested against a wall inside the front door.
Two very pretty young girls, all with wonderful long, dark wavy hair,  were lying on beds with no sheets watching television. Two equally pretty, smaller ones were playing with plastic toys on a clean, linoleum floor.  The mother told me that her two eldest daughters were born in the U.S. and that the family would like to return.  Her husband doesn't always have work and she is trying to find a job as a cleaning woman.  Her eldest daughter is thirteen, and with juvenile arthritis, must use a wheelchair to go to school. Her mother told me that her daughter wants to run,  but will never be able to.  As I left, Laura looked directly at me and said "life is sometimes hard."

VOLUNTARIA, IXTAPA

Sandra Ocampo Gómez, secretary to the head of the Ixtapa town hall, arranged the location and was there with an owner of a small, tan and white dog suffering from TVT (transmissible venereal tumors that are malignant).   Sandra said she was very busy with work,but wanted to help at the clinics because she "hated to see so many dogs on the streets."  Sandra brought in in another TVT dog on Friday for sterilization. Both dogs will begin chemo next week.
PERRA CON TVT - QUE ES CANCER - CLÍNICA EN IXTAPA

Children sat on white, plastic chairs to watch surgeries on their pets and on pets belonging to friends.  By 10:30, no more cats and dogs were admitted, because (Saint) Elena was bringing in 19 dogs she had collected from neighbors.
MIRANDO LA CIRUGÍA - IXTAPA





STERILIZATIONS AT CLINIC IN IXTAPA - JULY 12-15

MALE CATS - 32; FEMALE CATS - 42 ; MALE DOGS- 21;   FEMALE DOGS - 66

TOTAL: 162!!!

PLUS PREGNANCIES TERMINATED FOR:

1 CAT WITH 4 FETUSES; 1 CAT WITH 3 FETUSES
WAITING AT CLINIC IN IXTAPA - ESPERANDO



DONATIONS AT CLINIC IN IXTAPA - 820 PESOS



Troy Valens -Wednesday lunch for the team (4) and volunteers (2) from his restaurant Sea Monkey


ESTERILIZADOS EN LA CLÍNICA DE SANTO DOMINGO, IXTAPA


THIS WEEK´S VOLUNTEERS INCLUDED FRANK OHLY (TWICE WEEKLY EVERY WEEK), ROXANA DELGADO SAMANTHA SICARIOS. ANGELA KELLEHER.

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS: 

Gail Anne Grosso- $100 USD 

Mary Perrill - one used dog kennel
Valerie Porter - $90 USD

EDUCATION PROGRAM - Schools closed for 6 weeks.
IXTAPA - LAS UÑAS HORRIBLES FUERON CORTADAS - NOTE TOENAILS - WHICH WERE SUBSEQUENTLY CLIPPED BY A VOLUNTEER.

CALLE CERO/AYUTAMIENTO (LOCAL GOVERNMENT) SPAY/NEUTER CAMPAIGN - JULY 7 AND 8 - With a large team of volunteers, including Dr. Poli and Leslie, it was a great success. Sterilized - 384 cats and dogs. 


LAILA SOS FUND: "Juanita," brown Pit Bull mix rescued from Paso Ancho, has been tested  (4x1 snap test) with a "high positive" for erlichia and a mild case of anaplasma. Test plus meds for 30 days = 900 pesos.  (Vet - Dr. Juan Tamayo)  
LAILA RESCATADA Y NECESITA HOGAR.  TIENE 11 MESE - 22 KILOS- ESTERILIZADA, VACUNADA Y ENTRENADA.  INTELIGENTE, CARIÑOSA, ATLÉTICA.  BUENA CON PERROS, HUMANOS Y CORRE POR GATOS.

More Laila SOS:  Two Ixtapa dogs suffering from TVT.  Dr. Poli can purchase chemo meds at 50% discount and Sandra Ocampo Gómez will arrange to get both dogs to Dr. Poli for five weekly injections.  Total cost for two dogs= 2,000 pesos.  Without treatment, these dogs would die.
LLEVANDO DOS PERRITOS A LA CLÍNICA EN IXTAPA - TAKING 2 DOGS TO IXTAPA CLINIC

JONATHAN- the boy from Boca who broke his jaw on July 1st. After a long wait, Jonathan finally had surgery on July13th at a public hospital in Guadalajara.  Thank you to those who donated to his medical expenses.

RESCUED AND ADOPTED:  I couldn't resist.  Cristina Vincent, who moved to Texas after living in Vallarta for a few years, sent me this photo of an 8-week old kitten found in a dumpster in west Texas.  She named it "Bindi" for the red mark that Indian women put on their foreheads.  The kitten joins a cat Cristina rescued as a kitten eight years ago in Vallarta and an abandoned dog she found in a Texas park.
"BINDI" - RESCADA POR CRISTINA VINCENT DE LA BASURA EN TEXAS.


FOR PHOTOS/NAMES OF RESCUED DOGS THAT NEED HOMES, THE ACOPIO HAS A CURRENT ROSTER THAT INCLUDES PHOTOS, NAMES DESCRIPTIONS.

PARA FOTOS,/NOMBRES Y INFORMACIÓN DE LOS PERROS EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO QUE NECESITAN HOGARES:

https://perrospv.000webhostapp.com/lista-de-perros.html


CLÍNICA EN IXTAPA


  
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!  PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR INFORMATION:

http://www.peaceanimals.org/volunteer_1/volunteer_duties
VOLUNTARIA - IXTAPA  (FRANK OHLY,  ATRÁS)

RAISING FUNDS AND VISIBILITY:  Three hundred PEACEAnimals blue mesh shopping/beach bags with,extra-long straps are now available. The PEACEAnimals logo and website are on one side and the familiar mermaid on the other.  Bags are 200 pesos each and  can be purchased at:
BOLSAS DE PEACEANIMALS EN VENTA

Lucy´s CuCu Cabana -295 Basilio Badillo (AFTER OCTOBER 25TH)

Choco Museo - Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez 128 in centro (across from the malecón)

Galeria Uno - 561 Morelos

Colleción la Bohemia at Constitución and Basilio

Cork & Bottle - Los Mercados - Aquiles Serdan 265

Charlie's Sport Fishing and Tours- Local 8B -Marina Vallarta

Galeria Dante - 269 Basilio Badillo 

Macaria- Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez 129, between Morelos and the malecón.   

Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens (gift shop)



CLÍNICA EN IXTAPA
DONATE WITHOUT SPENDING MONEY:  PEACEAnimals is able to receive donations from Amazon Smile under the umbrella of Banderas Bay Charities, Inc. Amazon donates 0.5% of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organizations selected by their customers.  This is a very simple way to help fund our clinics:    https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-4752247  Even simpler, long on to www.amazonsmile.com and type in Banderas Bay Charities, Inc. (PEACEAnimals receives all of these donations).

Troy Valens -  Owner of Sea Monkey and Cheeky Monkey restaurants - $10  USD gift certificates to Sea Monkey and Cheeky Monkey for "sharing" AmazonSmile post.



GREATERGOOD - PLEASE CLICK!  Your daily clicks or direct donations help animals, people and the planet. www.greatergood.orgwww.greatergood.com   To donate specifically to PEACEAnimals:  http://bit.ly/1cWY0lP


PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE, FB PAGE OR BLOG FOR NEW DATES AND LOCATIONS.FAVOR DE CHECAR NUESTRO WEBSITE, PÁGINA EN FB O BLOG PARA NUEVAS FECHAS Y HOGARES.  

SANTO DOMINGO, IXTAPA


SCHEDULE/HORARIO:


July 20 -July 23 -  THURSDAY through half-day SUNDAY- Mismaloya   The hope is that there will be animals from boca, las juntas y los veranos and el tuito.   Pre Escolar Gabriela Mistral, Calle 5 de Mayo - frente a la iglesia - at the school in front of the church.  Thank you to Karla de la Peña, head of AyudaMutt and owner of Boca Divers, for organizing this campaign.

CONTRASTES EN IXTAPA - CONTRASTS

DESIGNATED LINE WITH RECORDING ADVISING LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS – ONLY IN SPANISH –
 (322) 113 3955



SANTO DOMINGO, IXTAPA


TO REPORT ANIMAL ABUSE, CALL THE CENTRO DE ACOPIO - 322-223-3690 OR THE POLICE - 911 -  AND ASK FOR THE "GREEN PATROL" ("PATROLLA VERDE")

  

PETS FOR LIFE  SPECIAL  ONE-DAY CLINICS ARE HELD ON THE ISLA CUALE THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH.   CLINICS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION AT 7 AM.  
     
PETS FOR LIFE, A MEXICAN S.C. (BUSINESS),  IS PAID 4,500 PESOS FOR THE STERILIZATION OF 30 ANIMALS.  IF NUMBERS ARE GREATER,  INDIVIDUALS OR ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS MAKE UP THE DIFFERENCE.  
For each cat or dog over the number 30,  sponsors of the Sunday clinics will be charged 150 pesos.  To sponsor a Sunday clinic, please contact: shannon@bestonproperties.com

VOLUNTARIOS - SANTO DOMINGO, IXTAPA


January 8, 2017 - October 2017 -  ANONYMOUS DONOR HAS PROVIDED FUNDING (SPAY/NEUTER FOR 30 CATS AND DOGS) TO PEACEANIMALS  FOR 10 SUNDAY CLINICS ON THE ISLA CUALE.  (As SPCAPV paid for 100% of the April clinic, the anonymous donor´s donation for 10 clinics of 30 animals each will include November).    
IXTAPA


LOCATIONS NEEDED FOR CLINICS.  REQUIRED:  WATER, ELECTRICITY, BATHROOM AND PARKING AVAILABILITY.



NOTE:  PEACEAnimals, per our agreement with independent contractors, Pets for Life, is obliged to pay extra for driving time and gasoline for areas outside Puerto Vallarta.  We ask that private or government groups pay those extra expenses.

CEMETARIO DE IXTAPA



PEACEAnimals does not buy advertising or pay for posters, flyers, megaphone announcers or locations.  All monies raised go directly to actual costs of the clinics.  Dr. Poli, as director of PEACEAnimals, a Mexican AC  (non-profit) and Pets for Life, a Mexican SC (business), selects clinic locations.


All pet registration forms with signatures of owners or rescuers are submitted by Dr. Poli to the local department of health, with copies to PEACEAnimals.
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LLEGANDO CON SUS MASCOTAS - IXTAPA


Clinic schedule, including directions and other clinic information are always on website:  www.peaceanimals.org,  on this blog and on the PEACEAnimals FaceBook page.





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LUNCH DONATIONS NEEDED FOR VET TEAM.

PEACEAnimals has a lunch budget of 70 pesos per vet team member (four persons) per day -  4 days a week. 
Please consider donating lunches for them, and please advise so we can create a lunch schedule. By having lunches donated, these savings can used for purchases of clinic supplies.




VOLUNTARIO IAN DUNCANSON , 15, REGISTRANDO MASCOTAS  EN LA CLÍNICA DE IXTAPA



FOR INFORMATION ON VOLUNTEERING: 

 http://www.peaceanimals.org/volunteer_1/volunteer_duties
http://www.peaceanimals.org/espa_ol/protocolo_para_voluntarios
                                         



WE NEED DONATIONS OF USED AND NEW KENNELS FOR CATS AND DOGS OF ALL SIZES. WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO BE ABLE TO GIVE USED OR NEW COLLARS AND LEASHES TO DOG OWNERS WHO BRING THEIR PETS TO THE CLINICS.


TRAJO SU PERRA QUE HABÍA DADO LA LUZ HACE 9 SEMANAS ANTES.  EL TIEMPO MÍNIMO ES 8 SEMANAS DESPUÉS DE DAR LA LUZ PORQUE EL UTERO TODAVÍA ESTÁ FRAGIL Y SE PUEDE QUEBRAR DURANTE CIRUGÍA. - IXTAPA - BROUGHT HIS DOG WHO HAD GIVEN BIRTH 9 WEEKS BEFORE.  EIGHT WEEKS AFTER  LITTERS ARE BORN IS MINIMUM TIME ALLOWED.  THE UTERUS IS FRAGILE AND CAN RUPTURE DURING SURGERY BEFORE THAT.

                         

If directions needed, please call our dedicated line (directions are only in Spanish) or refer to our website or this blog:   113 3955 

COST FOR ONE SURGERY WEEK CLINIC IS APPROXIMATELY $1,800 USD. 



PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION VIA CHECK, CREDIT CARD, PAYPAL, BEQUEST OR STOCK TRANSFER.  Note:  Stocks are transferred at full value without the donating stock owner being taxed.



PEACEANIMALS VET TEAM - EL EQUIPO DE PEACEANIMALS - DR. ANTHONY, LESLIE, DR. POLI Y DR. PACHECO


PEACEAnimals is under the umbrella of Banderas Bay Charities, Inc.,  a US 501 (c)(3) charity located in Portland, Oregon.  



Please make payments payable to either BBC INC or Banderas Bay Charities, Inc.  Donations are tax deductible and should be earmarked for PEACEAnimals.



"CAT'S CRADLE" - OIL PAINTING BY www.bradfordoverton.com



Banderas Bay Charities, Inc (BBC, Inc) offers tax-deductible receipts in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
Amy Welch, Secretary-Treasurer amywelchpdx@comcast.net
505 N Tomahawk Is Dr  Portland, OR 97217    
503 285 4007


THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS:























THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT.





Gretchen DeWitt – President – Board of Directors
gretchen@peaceanimals.org
https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals
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Los animales no necesitan tener una camada para completar su ciclo vital, puesto que no existe una relación consciente con la reproducción como parte necesaria de su bienestar emocional.

PARA FOTOS,/NOMBRES Y INFORMACIÓN DE LOS PERROS EN EL CENTRO DE ACOPIO QUE NECESITAN HOGARES:




PARA REPORTAR ABUSO A LOS ANIMALES- LLAME  A LA POLICA - 911 - Y PIDA LA PATROLLA VERDE o al centro de acopio   293 3690


 
LINEA DESIGNADA PARA DIRECIÓNES Y COMO LLEGAR (EN ESPAÑOL) A LAS CLÍNICAS CADA SEMANA:   (322) 113 3955







NECESITAMOS LUGARES PARA NUESTRAS CLÍNICAS EN COLONIAS Y PUEBLOS. PRECISO:   BAÑO, ELECTRICIDAD, AGUA Y PARA ESTACIONARSE.






INFORMACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL SOBRE LA ESTERILIZACIÓN PARA MASCOTAS Y LAS CLÍNICAS GRATIS EN NUESTRO WEBSITE - www.peaceanimals.org



NECESITAMOS SU APOYO.  FAVOR DE DONAR ALMUERZOS PARA NUESTRO EQUIPO. NOS CUESTA 1,120 PESOS LA SEMANA PARA NUESTRO EQUIPO DE 4 PERSONAS.   CON SUS DONACIÓNES DE COMIDA, PODEMOS USAR ESTE DINERO PARA SUMINISTROS.   FAVOR DE CONFIRMAR CUÁL DÍA DE LA SEMANA PUEDEN.  LESLIE VA HACER EL HORARIO PARA ALMUERZOS.  GRACIAS.



 TAMBIÉN NECESITAMOS VOLUNTARIOS, POR FAVOR.

http://www.peaceanimals.org/espa_ol/protocolo_para_voluntarios

GRACIAS POR SU INTERÉS Y SU APOYO.

Gretchen DeWitt – Presidente de la mesa directiva
gretchen@peaceanimals.org
https://www.facebook.com/PeaceAnimals